Lead2030 Challenge Winner: Katherine Shayne

The Challenge: How do we achieve equality for women in 2030?

Supported by: 100+ Accelerator/AB InBev

100+ Accelerator & SDG5

In this challenging year, the power of women in leadership was brought into high relief. Female leaders across the world steered their countries with resolve and compassion through the pandemic crisis and many of the most successful responses emerged from women-led countries: Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. But even with growing representation in leadership in some countries, women all over the world are still subject to discriminatory laws, unequal pay, lack of access to healthcare, education and business opportunities.

Every year, AB InBev engages with millions of small business partners, many female owned or operated, across its value chain, from small scale farmers growing crops to micro-retailers engaging with consumers. These small businesses often lack access to formal business skills, affordable financial products or business infrastructure and it can limit their ability to grow and thrive, and to provide an adequate income for their families. In addition to supporting business and financial inclusion, solving environmental issues is essential to women’s empowerment. Women and girls are more likely to suffer from water and sanitation issues, air pollution and environmental degradation.

100+/AB InBev is proud to support the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 5. The Challenge aims to find and support solutions that will empower women and close the equality gap ensuring a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

About Can I Recycle This? (CIRT)

People are better at “wishcycling” than actual recycling. 8 million metric tons of our waste are in world’s oceans. Americans rely on faulty, delayed and confusing set of information to deliver their waste to the proper place. About 60% of the waste duties fall on women.

Each community has its own waste rules and waste buyers; and this makes global waste literacy impossible. Can I Recycle This? (CIRT) solves the global recycling problem in three ways: gathering the most comprehensive and location specific database of consumer products in the world, turning this database into a simple answering bot - Gigi, and energizing behavior change through consumers to recycle right, every time.

By empowering people with the data and tools to recycle correctly, consumers will actively re-engineer our global waste economy into one that circulates value, protects our oceans, and nurtures our soil.

Can I Recycle This’  (CIRT) AI technology will bring hope to the recycling industry and the consumers who depend on it; we will streamline complicated information for companies making key manufacturing decisions, and completely outsource recycling education from cities so that they can invest in new technologies, better composting infrastructure, and better wages for their staff.

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